Graduating art senior Samantha Richardson’s skills land awards, start in agency careerDuring her undergraduate experience at UAB, her creative design research focused on building awareness about underprivileged communities in the city. She works with Cayenne Creative.posted 3 days ago 2731 viewsMOMIX brings “Opus Cactus,” dance fantasy inspired by American Southwest, to UAB’s Alys Stephens Center May 11-13The landscape of the American Southwest is brought to life with illusionistic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. The New York Times declared, “Opus Cactus is at heart a sprawling, luscious fantasy.”
Graduating Theatre UAB senior Russell Alexander II of Selma selected to Atlanta’s Aurora Theatre CompanyRussell Alexander II will graduate April 29 and begin work with a professional acting company, after performing with Theatre UAB and garnering a national award from the Kennedy Center.posted 5 days ago 7022 viewsR&B artist Khalid to perform free concert at UAB on April 22Khalid will perform outside at the UAB Hill Student Center. The show is free and open to students and the public.
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Itzhak Perlman to perform at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center for Viva Health Starlight Gala May 21, celebrating center’s 20th anniversaryPerlman, the Alys Stephens Center’s first Starlight Gala performer, returns to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary gala. Tickets include a pre-performance cocktail reception; a VIP dinner package is also available.
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Pianist Jeremy Denk at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center April 23One of the country’s foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk has toured frequently with violinist Joshua Bell. This performance is part of the ASC Salon Series, which offers on-stage seating and a postperformance meet-and-greet.
- Event Date May 21
UAB BFA exhibition features works by 17 graduating students April 24-May 6The Department of Art and Art History’s BFA exhibition is a highlight of students’ BFA undergraduate career. A free opening reception is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 28.
- Event Date April 23
UAB names Sean Murray as new director of the Marching BlazersSean Murray will begin his role leading the UAB Marching Blazers in May. He comes to UAB from Florida Atlantic University.posted 20 days ago 7657 viewsUAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Enchantment Theatre Company’s “Peter Rabbit Tales” April 21Enchantment Theatre Co. will bring the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter to life on stage using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music. A special family performance and dinner package is available.
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UAB Concert Choir to perform at festivals in England, the Netherlands
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Tours like this are transformative experiences, says Director Brian Kittredge. The choir is requesting donations to help make the trip a reality for as many students as possible.Unique Converse designs created by Birmingham students come to life this week with UAB Department of Art and Art HistoryUAB Department of Art and Art History students and faculty will help the students bring their one-of-a-kind designs to life during two workshops. The shoes will be auctioned at the Growing Kings Chucks & Tux fundraiser.posted 27 days ago 2156 viewsUAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents free global IndiaFest show by Niyaz featuring Azam Ali on April 20Niyaz has become an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music by blending medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from the duo’s native Iran and surrounding Persian Gulf countries with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics.
Works by UAB art students to be featured with instructor Jenny Fine’s live performance event, “Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind”During the presentation of “Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind,” Department of Art and Art History students from Jenny Fine’s class The Collected Narrative will have their own collaborative installations on view.
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Lalah Hathaway set for April 13 show at UAB’s Alys Stephens CenterWith five Grammy awards, including Best R&B Performance, acclaimed recordings and incredible live performances under her belt, Hathaway, born to music royalty, has created a musical legacy all her own.
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UAB Department of Art and Art History partners with Sloss Furnaces and 2017 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, April 5-8Eleven students will attend the conference, with registration paid by donors. Exhibitions by student and professional artists are planned at Sloss and around Birmingham, including UAB’s Project Space.
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Theatre UAB presents entrancing, witty Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music” from April 5-9As Theatre UAB’s musical theater BFA program grows, students are up to the challenge of this sophisticated Stephen Sondheim musical, which includes his most popular song, “Send in the Clowns.”
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UAB Gospel Choir presents free Palm Sunday concert at 16th Street Baptist Church on April 9The concert will feature music from the choir’s “MIRRORS” and “Nu-Soul City” recordings, plus classics and director Kevin Turner’s ode to the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing, “You Don’t Know What I Could Have Been.”
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Nationally recognized UAB literary journal is being renamed after author Harper Lee
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Poemmemoirstory, a nationally recognized literary publication published by the UAB Department of English is being renamed.Voice Center offers screenings to students pursuing singing careersStudents studying voice are offered free screenings of their vocal cords by professionals in the UAB Voice Center to check for overuse, allergies or reflux and to prevent potential damage.posted a while back 2073 viewsChamber Music @ AEIVA April 7: UAB Music presents four world premieres within installation exhibition by Jessica Angel, “Facing the Hyperstructure"The musical performance “Air in a Loop” will feature four world premiere compositions by members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, performed within Jessica Angel’s site-specific, large-scale installation.
- Event Date April 7